Advancing Science: How Bias Holds Us Back

Neuron. 2018 Aug 22;99(4):635-639. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.07.045.


As scientists and engineers, we must recognize the overwhelming evidence that we each harbor bias that influences our professional decisions. Yet, solving today's increasingly complex public health challenges requires diverse perspectives from multidisciplinary teams. We all have the opportunity to actively promote a more representative scientific community; let's harness the power of collective action to build diverse teams that deliver the most innovative science.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Laboratory Personnel / psychology*
  • Laboratory Personnel / standards*
  • Mentoring / standards
  • Mentoring / trends
  • Race Factors / standards*
  • Race Factors / trends
  • Sexism / prevention & control
  • Sexism / psychology*
  • Sexism / trends